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Drew University

Drew University


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location students adm. int’l. fresh grad GPA ACT SAT TOEFL
Madison, NJ 1,625 79% 11% 86% 64% 3.6 27 1200 80

Drew has been nicknamed the “University in the Forest” because of its wooded 186-acre campus. At Drew University, a private liberal arts university in Madison, New Jersey, students aren’t far from New York City, a hub of internship opportunities, weekend activities and more. For students who’d like to spend more time in the city, the school offers a variety of programs, including a Wall Street Semester and a United Nations Semester. On the school’s suburban campus, undergraduates are guaranteed housing for all four years at school.

Our hometown of Madison and nearby Morristown are fun, with Food Network-famous cafes, cute shops and a music scene. Also, located within a one-hour radius are a wildlife refuge, the Jersey Shore, the Meadowlands (where the NY Giants and Jets play) and the world-class museums, concert venues, sports arenas, clubs, galleries, theaters, architecture, etc., of New York City.


One real world experience on your resume is good, but why not go from good to WOW? We guarantee two out-of-the-classroom experiences—internships, research, city programs, global classes, civic leadership and more. In 2018, our unique RISE program, through which undergraduates work one-on-one in the lab with professional scientists, and our six New York City semesters were praised by the Council of Independent Colleges.

Special Highlights

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) pairs students with faculty mentors to conduct primary research using digital humanities over the summer. Collaborate with faculty one-on-one or in small group and perform research using computational tools and methods. Students and faculty have worked together to produce a digital map of ancient Roman temples, an interactive map of Shakespeare’s London and a digital story on finding affordable housing in a wealthy county, among other projects.

NYC TREC. The New York Semester on Communications and Media allows Drew University students to learn from professionals who work in the interconnected world of communications, public relations, advertising, and media, and to visit the places in which meaning is created, stories conveyed, and information consumed. In this semester, students will take a critical look at the operations of New York’s media and communications industry, critically examine the making of – and meaning behind – the messages, and discuss ethical and moral issues at play.

School Mission & Unique Qualities

Drew’s Center for Civic Engagement combines the curricular with real-world learning opportunities in local communities–bringing to life Drew’s motto “Freely you have received; freely give.” Civic Scholars attend seminars on civic engagement, perform internships with multiple nonprofit/government agencies and take community-based classes that connect their academic interests with their work in the community. Drew’s location in a dynamic metropolitan area provides excellent internship opportunities at employers such as CBS Sports, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, Free People, GoldmanSachs, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michael Kors, the Red Sox and the United Nations, among others.

Student Reviews…

“Almost every professor at Drew has taken my needs into account and gone out of their way to help me. I have learned so much and my time here has helped me prepare for grad school and beyond. I strongly suggest every high school senior at least come take a tour of Drew!”